ARE THEY HEADING NORTH OR SOUTH?
This photo, snapped by WGEL's Mike Greenwood, shows a lot of birds heading...somewhere. Are they coming back north, since its supposed to be spring? Or south, since it's so cold?
SENIOR CENTER LUNCH & LEARN TO FEATURE IMPACT AMPLIFIED PHONES
As part of their lunch and learn programming, the Bond County Senior Center will feature an information and demonstration session on amplified phones for the hearing impaired. Director Anna Oestreich told us the program will be offered Monday, March 10 over the lunch hour.
“Impact, the organization that works with individuals that have some disabilities, has a program through the state of Illinois that offers free amplified phones for persons who are hearing impaired,” Oestreich told WGEL. “Impact, which is located in the Alton area, actually has a contract to cover Bond, so they’re coming out here. They’re coming out with all the phones, with five different models, that people can test…All they really need is a statement from a hearing specialist or from their physician saying they are in need of this phone."
For more information about Impact or the upcoming program, call the Senior Center at 664-1465.
GREENVILLE LADY COMETS SEASON IN REVIEW
The Greenville Lady Comets basketball team finished their season strong with a 19-7 record. Coach Paul Thies told us about some of the season’s highlights.
“We had a great season this year,” Thies told WGEL. “It all comes down from just working hard in the off season from last year. We finished 19-7. We had two girls that finished their career with over a thousand points, that would be Maria and Kassidy. In addition to that, Afton Nelson and Kassidy both qualified to go all the way to the state tournament in three-point shooting, and then Afton even made it to the final-four round and finished third. So it’s just been a great year, a lot of good wins, and a lot of great accomplishments along the way.”
Thies also said that over the weekend, Kassidy Alderman was named to the fourth All State Team and Maria Reinhard received an honorable mention.
BOND COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE TO OFFER SERVICES FOR LENT
The Bond County Ministerial Alliance will offer a series of worship services during Lent this year. BCMA President Reverend David Bilyeu from the First Baptist Church told us more about the services.
“The Bond County Ministerial Alliance has a tradition of hosting community Lenten services throughout the Lenten season, and those are scheduled to begin on March 12,” Bilyeu told WGEL. “The theme this year is based on the hymn, ‘Amazing Grace,’ and each week the host church will use that theme for their respective service and each of those will be followed up with a time of fellowship and lunch at the host church.”
The first service will be held at First Baptist Church in Greenville on Wednesday, March 12 at noon. For more information, call Reverend Bilyeu at 664-1062.